Memphis Tigers vs. Manhattan Jaspers - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (1-6) at Memphis Tigers (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Manhattan Jaspers will travel to play the Memphis Tigers in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Memphis Tigers are 5-2 and are coming off of a win against SE Missouri State by a score of 80-65. Memphis outscored their opponent by 13 points in the second to pull away and secure the victory. Dedric Lawson had 28 points and 14 rebounds for Memphis in this game. Ricky Tarrant Jr. added 15 points and 10 assists for Memphis. Memphis out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-35 and had 22 assists in their victory. Memphis is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 67.9 points per game. Memphis is also averaging 43.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Dedric Lawson is averaging 15.9 points per game and 9 rebounds per game for Memphis. Shaq Goodwin is averaging 14.1 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Memphis is shooting 70.1% on free throws, 26.3% on three-pointers, and 41.3% on al field goal attempts.
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The Manhattan Jaspers are 1-6 and are coming off of a loss to Columbia by a score of 72-71. Manhattan led by 6 points at halftime but fell apart in the second half and lost the game. Zane Waterman had 22 points and 4 rebounds for Manhattan. Rich Williams added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Jaspers. Manhattan out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-32 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Manhattan is averaging 65.4 points per game while giving up 79.9 points per game. Manhattan is also averaging 27.9 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Shane Richards is averaging 17.6 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for Manhattan. Rich Williams is averaging 17.3 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Jaspers. Manhattan is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 32.7% on three-pointers, and 40.2% on all field goal attempts.
Manhattan is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Manhattan’s last 5 home games. Memphis is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the MAAC. Memphis is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 17-7 in the Memphis last 24 home games.
Manhattan has played very poorly to start the season, while Memphis has played a lot better to start. Manhattan really struggles to score and get rebounds, so I think Memphis will get the win easily in this game.